It seems that some hackers have found a new way to trick users into installing malware on their devices. The new trick involves a fake Google Chrome font pack update, which in fact installs a malware on your computer.
The web content will look distorted and a pop-up will appear saying that the font used was not found. After that, it will ask the user to download a Chrome font pack in order to fix the issue. As expected, once you install the “font pack”, you will get a brand new malware on your computer, which can allow the hacker to gain access to your personal information.
According to NeoSmart Technologies, the pop-up emulates the correct Google Chrome pop-up format in order to make it as legit as possible. You will also notice that the Chrome logo is there along with the shade of blue for the “update” button. At the same time, the grammar is also flawless, which will most likely trick many users.
However, the message seems to be coded in order to say that the user browser version is Chrome 53, which means that someone who knows what Chrome version has installed on his computer will notice that something is wrong.
Once you click the “Update” button, you will download a file named “Chrome Font v7.5.1.exe”, and the pop-up message will give you more instructions on how you can install it on your computer.
If you see this type of fake pop-up we suggest you to close the specific website and report it.